Our Philosophy

Change and adaptation begin at birth. This never-ending growth pattern is nurtured in a naturally diverse environment at the CCLC. The essence of the program at the Center is built around verbal communication, enhancing the children's ability to be in touch with their different feelings and to express them verbally. Additionally, the Center's objectives for each child are the development of: self concept and self reliance, independent decision making, the ability to confront and resolve problems, respect and consideration for others, social skills and interpersonal relations. Parent/legal guardian involvement is a high priority at the Center. Parents/legal guardians make a commitment to engage in meaningful experiences with and on behalf of their children thus becoming an integral part of the community. This enriches the children's experience and supports family relationships.

Licensing and Inspection

The Center is licensed by the Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF) - C11MD036.

Regular inspections are performed by the Dept. of Children & Families, State of Florida Health Department and the State Fire Marshall. The program, facility and staff meet or exceed Florida Standards for Child Care Services.

Accreditation

What is National Accreditation?

CCLC at FIU is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS). Accreditation is a voluntary method of quality assurance developed more that 100 years ago by American university and secondary schools. Accreditation engages the school community in meeting high quality standards and implements continuous improvement. CCLC at FIU engages in quality assurance through internal and external review.

Employment Opportunities

Student Support Staff

  • Employment opportunities for FIU students
  • Minimum 18 years of age
  • Support Staff/Teacher Aide
  • Work schedule and hours based on student class schedule
  • Minimum two year commitment
  • Must enjoy working with young children and families
  • Preferred related field of study
    • Early Childhood Education
    • Psychology
  • Criminal background clearance required prior to hiring
  • CPR, First Aid Certification required
    • Can be obtained upon hiring
  • Fire Extinguisher Training
    • Can be obtained upon hiring
  • Department of Children and Families 45 hour training certification
    • Can be obtained upon hiring
  • Staff Orientation required
    • Will be obtained upon hiring
  • Employment application available at CCLC office
    • Submit class schedule with application

Student Office Assistant

  • Minimum one year commitment
  • Must enjoy being around young children and their families
  • Criminal background clearance required prior to hiring
  • CPR, First Aid Certification required
    • Can be obtained upon hiring
  • Fire Extinguisher Training
    • Can be obtained upon hiring
  • Staff Orientation required
    • Will be obtained upon hiring
  • Employment application available at CCLC office
    • Submit class schedule with application

Employment applications are available at CCLC at FIU office. Applications are available throughout the year.

Field Experience/Practicum

Students may complete course requirements, community service or philanthropic service hours at CCLC. In addition to completing the "Center Access Request Form" - needs to be online, students will need to submit class syllabus with request and provide a photo ID. There is a 48-hour approval required and orientation packet issued upon approval.

Studies/Research

The Center provides opportunities for students and faculty to conduct research in a child development setting. Children, staff and parents participate in research studies from time to time and parental permission is requested prior to participation of child or parent.

Interested parties may contact Associate Director Libby Kirsch at 305-348-2143 to arrange an appointment to discuss project.

Contact

Children's Creative Learning Center
11200 SW 8th St.
Miami, FL 33199

305-348-2143
Fax 305-348-1830

cclcfiu@fiu.edu

Hours of Operation

Main Building

  • Classroom
    Monday – Friday: 7:45 am – 6 pm
  • Drop Off
    Monday – Friday: 7:45 am – 9 am
  • Pick Up
    Monday – Friday: 3:30 pm – 5:45 pm
  • Office
    Monday – Friday: 8:30 am – 5 pm

Toddlers-GC

  • Classroom
    Monday – Friday: 8:30 am – 5:30 pm
  • Drop Off
    Monday – Friday: 8:30 am – 10 am
  • Pick Up
    Monday – Friday: 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm
  • Pick Up (on occasion)
    Monday – Friday: 12 am – 12:30 pm